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Riot Games fully unveil upcoming League of Legends champion Qiyana

Published: 8/Jun/2019 0:38 Updated: 8/Jun/2019 0:55

by Alan Bernal

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League of Legends players got their full look at the 145th champion coming to the Rift when Riot Games released Qiyana’s full reveal trailer on June 7.

In a previous Champion Roadmap, the developers said there was going to be a new solo-laning assassin coming to the game, and their latest video didn’t disappoint as it featured an incredibly dynamic character.

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The company has been on a roll with releasing champions that bring a unique twist to the game. Recent highlights include Yuumi – who literally gets carried by teammates – and Sylas, who can replicate anyone’s ultimate, just to name a few.

Riot GamesQiyana is going to have a ton of tools to catch people out and nab quick kills.

Qiyana’s abilities changes with the elements

That trend doesn’t look like it’s stopping since they showed off Qiyana and how she’ll be able to fight, along with various elemental aspects of the Rift when she releases soon.

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Her Passive is called ‘Royal Privilege’ that simply deals bonus damage when you hit a champ with an auto attack or ability. The passive has a cooldown that resets after “drawing a new element.”

Her Q is called Edge of Ixtal that slashes the ground using her weapon. If her weapon has an element activated when using her Q, it will also launch forward as a projectile and explode.

Similarly, different elements give her Q a twist: the River element roots opponents on hit, the Wall element deals bonus damage to low health opponents, and Brush gives Qiyana a “stealth trail that gives movement speed.”

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Along with the rest of her kit, there’s always a twist with her abilities incorporating the elements. Her W is called Terrashape which is a simple dash, but if an element is targeted she gains its power. She gets more movement speed near her newly acquired element as well as attack speed and bonus damage.

Qiyana’s E is called Audacity and is a pure gap-closer as she dashed a “fixed distance” toward her target and dealing damage.

Riot GamesQiyana’s R is going to be able to create massive chaos really fast.

Now her R, Supreme Display of Talent, looks devastating as she makes a shockwave that knocks back enemies. However, if it hits any river, brush or wall, then it creates an explosion that deals damage and stuns enemies.

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Riot Games is releasing a champion that seems to be relatively straightforward, but the underlying mechanic with elements gives Qiyana a ton of depth in teamfights and 1v1’s.

It’ll be interesting to see how players, especially in the pro level, use her kit to create incredible plays when Riot Games brings Qiyana to the Rift.

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Cosplay

League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.

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However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.

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“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.

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“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.

 

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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!

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